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HONEY TESTING

Analytica’s honey testing service provides fast and cost effective options for the high volume tests needed by beekeepers, manufacturers, and marketers.  This now includes testing required by MPI for Manuka honey.

Analytica is approved by MPI to offer both the MPI Manuka Chemical Marker and the DNA marker test under its Limited Recognised Laboratory Programme. Analytica also holds full ISO 17025 accreditation under IANZ for both the MPI Manuka Chemical Marker and DNA marker tests. We are the first laboratory to achieve full ISO 17025 and full RLP Approval for the MPI Manuka honey tests. This means that results can be used in future to meet MPI's General Requirements for Export of honey.

As the market leader in NZ honey testing, with excellent support available during and after testing, you are wise to work with Analytica for all your honey testing needs.

For those working with Manuka honey, we offer both the chemical marker and DNA based pollen tests proposed by MPI for Manuka honey. Analytica also offers other important tests used for grading such as ‘3-in-1’ (DHA, MG, and HMF), Leptosperin, and Colour & Conductivity.  And our Manuka Forecasting service can help you work out how your manuka honey will change as it is stored.

General honey tests like Tutin and C4 sugars apply to all honey, and help meet regulatory requirements in NZ and overseas.  

Microbiology testing is arranged for you by Analytica through its partnership with CAIQTEST (Pacific).

Analytica is actively involved in research, and development of new honey tests, so stay in touch to learn about these as they are launched.

Pricing and Turnaround Time

Please contact Analytica for current pricing and TATs on 07 974 4740 or at sales@analytica.co.nz 

How to take and submit a sample

How to take and submit a sample


To have your honey tested, send approximately 50g of honey in a plastic pottle with a screw lid.  A representative sample* is required. 

Download and complete our Analysis Request Form either in PDF format or as a Word document, and send it along with your samples to:

Analytica Laboratories Ltd
Ruakura Research Centre
10 Bisley Road,
Hamilton 3240 
New Zealand

Analysis Request Form | PDF

Analysis Request Form | WORD

Don't forget to label each sample container with a unique name or code, matching the Sample Identification that you write on the Analysis Request Form. We will invoice you when we report your results.

Please email the Sample Reception team at sample.receipt@analytica.co.nz if you are sending more than 40 samples to make the most of our testing prices and turnaround times.

To send samples from overseas, please see our instructions and import permits.

*For some ideas on collecting a representative honey sample, have a look at this article published in 'The New Zealand BeeKeeper'.


Analytica Laboratories

P: +64 7 974 4740
E: sales@analytica.co.nz

Ruakura Research Centre,
10 Bisley Road, Private Bag 3123,
Hamilton 3214
New Zealand


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